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In a sort of roundabout way, it’s been confirmed that you’ll be able to customize your trainer’s clothes in Pokemon Sword & Shield. In Japan, Uniqlo held a contest in collaboration with The Pokemon Company in which participants could design t-shirts with a Pokemon theme. The winning design will be mass-produced and go on sale. Today, the winning design has been revealed – plus the fact that it will also be available in the upcoming Pokemon Sword & Shield as a customization option for the player character. 

Additonally, the next issue of CoroCoro magazine will contain more new information on Pokemon Sword & Shield. That issue will be available on June 21, however, ten days after Nintendo’s E3 presentation, so it seems unlikely that CoroCoro will reveal a ton of actual new info.

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Amazon’s 20% discount for Prime members is a thing of the past, but the retailer is still offering a bonus on select titles. The latest example of this is Pokemon Sword / Shield. If you pre-order either version, you’ll receive $10 in credit.

Consumers can pre-order Pokemon Sword/Shield on Amazon here. A worldwide launch is planned for the end of 2019.

The latest issue of CoroCoro has announced a contest for Pokemon Sword/Shield fans in Japan. When the winner is selected, they’ll be able to name a brand new move in the games.

CoroCoro shares the following tidbits about the move:

Towards the end of the debut Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield trailer, we saw what looked like the player moving in a stadium-like building. Nintendo has now confirmed that these are indeed Gyms, and they house Gym Masters.

Past Pokemon games have had Gym Leaders. What difference, if any, will there be with Gym Masters? Only time will tell.

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This week’s Pokemon Direct finally gave fans a look at the next generation of Pokemon games. Compared to some past reveals, we actually saw quite a lot. Not only did we get our first look at what things are actually looking like, but the three starters were revealed. Finally, we know that Pokemon Sword/Shield are launching in late 2019.

Based on what has been shown thus far, what do you think of Pokemon Sword/Shield? Which starter Pokemon are you liking the most at the moment? Let us know in the comments below.

The Pokemon Company has passed along an official announcement recapping today’s Pokemon Direct and announcement of Pokemon Sword/Shield. Additionally, we have some screenshots and art from the game. Everything can be found below.

Missed any part of today’s Pokemon Direct? If so, you can catch up on the full presentation by viewing the video below.

The Pokemon Company has published the first trailer for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. If you missed it from today’s Pokemon Direct, you can see it below.